Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School

2525 School House Rd
Gainesville, FL 32608
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School serves 719 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 67% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 719 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School's student population of 719 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 47 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
719 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
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School Rankings

Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School is 0.70, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#521 out of 3655 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
10%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
36%
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Black
22%
21%
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White
48%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.70
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
30%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School's ranking?
Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School is ranked #521 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School often compared to?
Lawton M. Chiles Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Kimball Wiles Elementary School, Hidden Oak Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
72% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 67% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School?
719 students attend Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
48% of Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School students are White, 22% of students are Black, 12% of students are Hispanic, 10% of students are Asian, and 8% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School?
Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School offer ?
Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School part of?
Lawton M. Chiles Elementary School is part of Alachua School District.

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Last Day for Students
May 31, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 719 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 52%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 72% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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